Women Reviewing Women in Nineteenth Century Britain

In their November issue, Transnational Literature reviewed Joanne Wilkes’ book Women Reviewing Women in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Critical Reception of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot. Here’s a quote from the review:

In this meticulously researched book, Joanne Wilkes covers new ground on the subject of how three leading nineteenth-century novelists – Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot – were read and reviewed by women critics…
Its strength… is that it is empirical rather than theoretical. For the most part, Wilkes lets the writing of her quarries speak for itself, meaning that this monograph is readable and jargon-free, as well as intelligent.

Read the full review online

Oh, and the reviewer also has a nice word to say about Ashgate…
Ashgate has established a reputation for producing high-quality scholarly monographs, and this recent addition to their catalogue keeps their standard high.
That’s nice to hear!

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